Once Africa’s wealthiest nation, Libya has been in a state of constant chaos since the NATO intervention in 2011 toppled the government of Muammar Gaddafi. An eruption of violence, crime, and humanitarian crisis turned Libya in one of the key hubs of arms, drugs, and human trafficking.
Since 2012, the United States, three other countries, and three Libyan armed factions have continued air operations there, conducting at least 2,158 airstrikes, including drone attacks, according to a new report released Wednesday.
The United States military carried out its first ever drone strike in southern Libya against Al Qaeda militants this weekend, signaling a possibly significant expansion of the U.S. counterterrorism campaign in the war-ravaged North African nation.
It seems as if some measure of bad karma has finally come to haunt the friends of Hillary Clinton, with news emerging this week that France’s former President Nicholas Sarkozy Read More…
In 2016, President Obama’s last year in office, the United States dropped 26,171 bombs in seven countries, the vast majority (24,287) targeting Syria and Iraq. That amounts to 72 bombs per day – three bombs per hour – every day for the entire year.